Home Improvement

Who better to provide home improvement tips than HGTV Canada stars like Bryan Baeumler, Sarah Richardson and Brian Gluckstein? Whether you’re investing in a major reno or a light makeover, these do-it-yourself home improvement hacks will ensure you get the best return on investment.

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Leaky Toilets

I live alone in a two-story house. Everyday, when I return from work in the evening, the level of water...


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Bathroom Faucet-2

Every time I turn on the hot water faucet for my bathroom sink, it rattles, vibrates, and makes a lot...


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Bathroom Faucets

I installed a new faucet in my bathroom about a year ago. The faucet is the type that moves up...


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Types of Pipes

There are so many different types of pipes. What are their differences?


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Low water pressure-1

I live in a 60-year-old house where the water pressure is quite low. All the piping in the interior of...


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Water Filters

My tap water tastes terrible. Will a commercial water filter do me any good?


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Power Surges

Is it absolutely necessary to plug in my computer and other appliances to a surge protector?


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Recessed Lighting

I want to install some recessed lighting in the ceiling above my bedroom. The room above the bedroom is an...

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Ceiling Fan-2

I have tried unsuccessfully to install a ceiling fan in my living room. What is the proper method for installing...


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Ceiling Fan-1

I have moved into a new apartment that does not have a light fixture on the ceiling. How am I...


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Light Dimmers

I want to install a dimmer switch in my dining room. Do I need help installing it or can I...


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Drafts

I recently bought an older house. This past winter I noticed a draft coming from some of the electrical outlets...


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GFCIs

A neighbor has suggested that I replace the existing electrical outlets in my house with something called ground fault circuit...


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Changing a Receptacle

I need to replace an electric receptacle in my living room. What precautions should I take before changing a receptacle?


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Basement Frost

I am worried about potential frost problems in my basement. I recently completed some landscaping changes, and in the process...


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Heating A Cottage

I plan to shut down my cottage for the winter, but I realize that some heat must be generated in...


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Basement Insulation

I want to insulate the crawl space in my basement. I was told that I should install a vapor barrier....

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Parging

The stone wall in the basement of my 90-year-old house is constructed with an exposed wall of either cement or...


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Parging

I am having a problem with the coating over my concrete foundation where the outside wall meets the grass. It...


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Concrete Floors

I plan to install a bathroom and wood flooring in my unfinished basement. The concrete floor that is there now...


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Support Walls

We recently bought a house whose previous owners built a second-story addition. Unfortunately, they did not install a support wall....


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Polystrene Paneling

I am refinishing my basement. I have installed white polystyrene panels, but I am not sure whether or not I...


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Vine napkin rings

To fashion unique napkin rings for special dinner parties, gather sections of deciduous vines in the fall. Good choices...

Rosemary Pomanders

These fragrant, topiary-like decorations last for years, and they aren't difficult to make. The ends of the rosemary sprigs stick...


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Helping-Hand Spoon Rest

Everyone needs a spoon rest beside the stove, and this one is as much fun to make as it...


Rose and Hydrangea Arrangement

Stunning yet simple, this lush arrangement looks great surrounded by groups of glowing candles. Use it on a mantel or...


Holiday Card Display

Turn your Christmas cards into a decorative focal point by pinning them to lengths of pretty ribbon attached to a...


Quick Holiday Centerpiece

For a super-fast centerpiece, try making this gorgeous one created just for us by New York City prop stylist Jo...


Frosted Fruit Arrangement

It's a lot easier to create this gorgeous centerpiece than it looks. For food-safety reasons, make frosted fruit the...